Making the transition from opera singer to cabaret performer isn’t an easy one, but Janice Hall has made the journey seamlessly and successfully. After a long career on the international opera stage, Hall joined the […]
By MARILYN LESTER•••• It’s been almost ten weeks since Maestro Barry Levitt passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, sending shock waves through the music community he touched in so many ways. And yet, The Maestro seems […]
By MARILYN LESTER**** When the music comes up at the Iridium this Wednesday night, December 6, 2017, the occasion will essentially mark the launch of The Barry Levitt Foundation – just the way the Maestro […]
By MARILYN LESTER**** There’s a double-edged poignancy to Andrea Bell Wolff’s Prisoner of Love. The first is that the show’s original music director was Barry Levitt, who unexpectedly passed away in September, two days before […]
December 6 is the new date for the Iridium’s gala event celebrating the life and career of the late Barry Levitt; the foundation bearing his name is the evening’s beneficiary. The group’s mission is to expand […]
Tapping into the 1941 Hit Parade: “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” ” Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “The White Cliffs of Dover,” Dawn Derow‘s My Ship explores the emotional climate of America as it entered WWII and opens […]
By MARILYN LESTER**** During the gala opening of the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 28th Cabaret Convention, Artistic Director and host KT Sullivan brought up an interesting point. The event has never been called a “Festival,” as […]
There will be a memorial service for Barry Levitt, organized by his fellow AFM-802 musicians, on Monday, October 16 at 6 PM, at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at East 54 Street. All are welcome to attend.